Atlanta Hawks Starting Lineup 2020 Hawks Starting Lineup

20-47, 5th in East Southeast

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The Atlanta Hawks have a fairly continuous starting lineup, which is headlined by Trae Young and Kevin Huerter in the backcourt. On occasion, you might see Cam Reddish draw a start, but that is usually due to injury. The rookie, De’Andre Hunter was a top-five pick and is known for his play on the defensive side. The frontcourt got a new name with Clint Capela, who gives them their starting center for the future. Playing him next to John Collins is going to be tough for opposing teams. Collins is already one of the top young players in the league.

Starting Lineup

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POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
C Dewayne Dedmon D. Dedmon
72
10 77.4 8.1 3.3 8.4 39.3% 0.8 3.6 22.2% 6.8 1.4 8.2 0.7 1 1.5 0.7 0.8 87.5% 1 13.3
PF John Collins J. Collins
86
41 33.2 21.6 8.6 14.8 58.3% 1.4 3.6 40.1% 7.3 2.8 10.1 1.5 0.8 1.6 2.9 3.7 80% 1.8 3.4
SF De'Andre Hunter D. Hunter
76
63 32 12.3 4.4 10.8 41% 1.7 4.8 35.5% 3.8 0.7 4.5 1.8 0.7 0.3 1.7 2.3 76.4% 1.6 2.9
SG Kevin Huerter K. Huerter
77
56 31.4 12.2 4.5 10.9 41.3% 2.3 6 38% 3.4 0.6 4.1 3.8 0.9 0.5 0.9 1.1 82.8% 1.6 2.5
PG Trae Young T. Young
87
60 35.3 29.6 9.1 20.8 43.7% 3.4 9.5 36.1% 3.7 0.5 4.2 9.3 1.1 0.1 8 9.3 86% 4.8 1.7

Most Common Hawks Lineups

10 Games
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
SG: Cam Reddish
PG: Trae Young
7 Games
PF: John Collins
C: Bruno Fernando
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
PG: Trae Young
7 Games
SF: De'Andre Hunter
C: Damian Jones
PF: Jabari Parker
SG: Cam Reddish
PG: Trae Young
6 Games
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
C: Damian Jones
PF: Jabari Parker
PG: Trae Young
4 Games
PF: John Collins
C: Dewayne Dedmon
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
PG: Trae Young
4 Games
PF: John Collins
SG: Kevin Huerter
SF: De'Andre Hunter
C: Damian Jones
PG: Trae Young

2019-20 Recent Hawks Lineups

Game Result
3/11/20 vs NYK L 131-136 C: Dewayne Dedmon PF: John Collins SF: De'Andre Hunter SG: Kevin Huerter PG: Trae Young
3/9/20 vs CHA W 143-138 C: Dewayne Dedmon PF: John Collins SF: De'Andre Hunter SG: Kevin Huerter PG: Trae Young
3/7/20 vs ATL W 118-101 PG: Trae Young C: Dewayne Dedmon PF: John Collins SF: De'Andre Hunter SG: Kevin Huerter
3/6/20 vs ATL W 118-112 PG: Jeff Teague C: Dewayne Dedmon PF: John Collins SF: De'Andre Hunter SG: Kevin Huerter
3/2/20 vs MEM L 88-127 C: Bruno Fernando PF: John Collins SF: De'Andre Hunter SG: Kevin Huerter PG: Trae Young

Atlanta Hawks Starting Lineup Analysis

Young wasn’t the only bright spot from last year for the Hawks, as John Collins showed flashes of future all-star potential as well. The big man from Wake Forest has proven to be one of the better picks of the 2017 draft, putting up an efficient 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game a season ago. He flashed the ability to shoot the 3 for the first time in his career, showing that he is willing to work on his weaknesses and will continue to grow his game. Kevin Huerter also had a bright rookie campaign last year playing the role of sharpshooter, as he will look to get his 38.5% 3-point shooting percentage even higher to further solidify his projected role as Trae Young’s backcourt mate of the future.

As for the rest of the starting lineup, the Hawks appear to have two main options they can choose from. They can continue start Alex Len at center, thus keeping Collins at the 4 spot and giving them a size advantage over their opponents. The problem with this, however, is that they will have to force one of their two newly drafted rookies (Deandre Hunter and Cam Reddish) to start out their career the bench. While this wouldn’t be the end of the world, it may be of Atlanta’s best interest to play their young guys as much as possible. Additionally, Reddish and Hunter have enough size to be a small-ball power forward, and this move will let Collins play the 5: the position that probably best suits his current game within the modern NBA.

While the Hawks certainly appear to have the talent level to pursue a playoff berth, that may not be their top priority. With their ceiling this year probably being just competing for the 8th seed, increasing their lottery odds in next year’s draft in order to even further add to their highly touted young core may make the most sense in the long term. However, playoff experience would also be very beneficial for Atlanta moving forward, as it would allow the roster to gain the confidence that they can compete against the leagues best.